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The LGBT Declaration of Independence

It was “Dad’s night out” as I watched the end of a huge Hollywood blockbuster.  In the movie, a fictional USA was in tatters having just overcome a violent and destructive enemy.  Many iconic landmarks had been ruined and lay … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to My Heterosexual Family and Friends on National Coming Out Day

Today is National Coming Out Day.  I know this does not mean a lot to most of you, nor should it. You have been able to take for granted that you could be who you are, and you have been … Continue reading

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An Open Letter for National Coming Out Day….Abridged

An Open Letter for National Coming Out Day....Abridged

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Civil Unions Not Equal

Good Signs Sunday This was inspired by the question from Rita Mayfield (Illinois House Democrat) “I’m still not clear on why they feel the need for marriage when you’ve got civil unions.” Here’s your answer Rita. All Good Signs Sunday … Continue reading

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The Brother of a Gay Man Says, “It’s Important”

“I don’t care if you’re gay.” I’ve made that statement (or some variant of it) many times. It is meant to convey that I’m a safe person, that I’m above labels, that I’m open minded. Here’s the thing: It’s not … Continue reading

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